Community Service

 
Trying to keep everyone cool!  
 
Today the Boerne Rotary Club assembled 40 fans to be distributed by the Meals on Wheels team to needy people in our community.
Community Service Ken Stickney 2022-06-29 05:00:00Z 0

Thanking the team

As Leigh Owen thanks her amazing team for a great year, our club closes a successful year and welcomes a new club president Jack Estes.
Thanking the team Ken Stickney 2022-06-23 05:00:00Z 0

A Toast to a Great Year

Today, Leigh Owen shared a toast with all of the club members as we celebrated her fantastic year.  Today marks the end of her wonderful leadership.  Don’t forget, next week we meet at the Cibolo Center on Thursday evening to induct our new club president, Jack Estes.
 
A Toast to a Great Year Ken Stickney 2022-06-17 05:00:00Z 0

Ukraine Relief Fund

 
Our Rotary Club raised $2,200 for the Ukraine Relief Fund this past month.  The "Big Check" was presented to District Governor Kristy Vandenberg of District 5840
Ukraine Relief Fund Ken Stickney 2022-06-10 05:00:00Z 0
Ready to start the RI conversation Ken Stickney 2022-06-05 05:00:00Z 0

Jacks in Jail?

 
Jack Estes ended up in our old county jail today. There is a club pool going on to see when his wife will raise bail or not?
Paul Barwick gave our club a wonderful tour of the The County Jail Museum and its history.  This is a very interesting place to visit and we highly recommend taking an hour to learn about our county history. And maybe visit Jack?
Jacks in Jail? Ken Stickney 2022-06-03 05:00:00Z 0

PTECH ACADEMY

Valerie Menchaca gave a wonderful presentation on the new BISD program called the PTECH ACADEMY.  This is a very forward thinking program designed to give BISD students a head start in the future job market of cyber security.  This is a new and very large job market which has the potential to reward hard working with high paying salaries.  Stan Leech also gave another wonderful talk about student leadership and what to look for.
PTECH ACADEMY Ken Stickney 2022-05-27 05:00:00Z 0

Boerne Rotary Club reaches Mile Stone

Papa John, our Paul Harris Fellowship chair, presented Leigh Owen with a 100% Paul Harris Fellowship Foundation flag for have 100% of the club members being members of the Paul Harris Fellowship.
Boerne Rotary Club reaches Mile Stone Ken Stickney 2022-05-27 05:00:00Z 0

Das Greenhaus Business Incubator

 
Kathy Estes, who has done many amazing things for our club, shared today a new passion for the future of Boerne and others in our community.  The new and exciting Das Greenhaus Business Incubator.  A place where start-up company’s can share costs in the early life of growth.  A place where being around others will add energy and direction to the challenges facing new businesses. Das Greenhaus is community funded by local businesses, the city of Boerne and Kendall county.
Das Greenhaus Business Incubator Ken Stickney 2022-05-20 05:00:00Z 0

The Doctor is in!

 
If you missed this meeting, you missed a great presentation. Dr. Ron Martinelli is a nationally renowned forensic criminologist who is the only law enforcement expert in the country who is also a Certified Medical Investigator at the physician’s level. He is also a federal and state courts qualified premises liability and security expert.  He is also an author of several crime novels which are number one sellers on Amazon, soon to be movies.  Not only did Ron give us a view into his work as a criminologist, he also, discussed his writing and creative process.
The Doctor is in! Ken Stickney 2022-05-13 05:00:00Z 0

Boerne Rotary Gives Scholarships

On Monday and Tuesday, it was an honor to represent our Club at Boerne and Champion High Schools with the presentation of our two scholarships for each school. A big thanks to Rick, Susie and Kathy Funk Baxter for all their work in selecting some great students for the Mike Coyle Memorial Scholarships and the Gaylan Schroeder Memorial Scholarships. The scholarship recipients were:
  • Kaden Kolacny - Champion HS Mike Coyle Scholarship - Going to Texas A&M to study civil engineering
  • Ryan Lira - Champion HS Gaylan Schroeder Scholarship - Going to McMurry University to study business with aspirations to open his own welding shop
  • Dustin Harris - BHS Mike Coyle Scholarship - Going to UT Arlington to study mechanical engineering
  • Margaret Jane Kacyvenski - Gaylan Schroeder Scholarships - Going to Baylor to study business management and wants to start a nonprofit
Boerne Rotary Gives Scholarships Ken Stickney 2022-05-03 05:00:00Z 0

The Night Sky by Jack Estes

President Elect Jack Estes (center) gave an amazing presentation of his personal time lapse photographs of the stars in our sky using his telescope and very sophisticated software. Edwards Rogers (left) a fellow Rotarian and member of the Kendall County Friends of the Night Sky, gave Jack an award for his work. Leigh our club president also presented Jack with a book to be donated to our local library in Jacks name.
The Night Sky by Jack Estes Ken Stickney 2022-04-29 05:00:00Z 0

Bigtooth Maples, A love Story

 
Suzanne Young is a founding member of the Boerne Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas [NPSOT] formed in 2000.  She manages their Bigtooth Maples for Boerne project, an annual free tree giveaway program that began in 2006 with the financial support of the Cibolo Preserve along with the community's help in adopting and caring for these unique native trees.
 
The Big Tooth Maple is a beautiful native tree. Suzanne is very passionate about helping our county by teaching the community about how each of us can have one of these trees in our yard.  Contact Suzanne for more information.
Bigtooth Maples, A love Story Ken Stickney 2022-04-22 05:00:00Z 0
Casino Night Big Success Ken Stickney 2022-04-09 05:00:00Z 0
Getting ready for Casino Night 2022 Ken Stickney 2022-04-08 05:00:00Z 0

Ruben Cardenas, A Paul Harris Fellow

Ruben Cardenas leads the way in showing other club members how to pass on the traditions and spirit of being a Paul Harris Fellow. Today, Ruben Cardenas make his daughter a Paul Harris Fellow in her name.
Ruben Cardenas, A Paul Harris Fellow Ken Stickney 2022-03-25 05:00:00Z 0

Theodore Roosevelt, by Joe Wiegand

Joe Wiegand is the world's premiere Theodore Roosevelt reprisor and a fellow Rotarian.  This was a truly magical meeting as Theodore Roosevelt visited our club. As the meeting started, President Roosevelt chatted with club members just as he did so many years ago as if we were in the white house or at a dinner with the president. Theodore told stories of his life and recalled important moments. Not until the very end of the meeting did Joe Wiegand step out of character and said goodbye to the audience.
Theodore Roosevelt, by Joe Wiegand Ken Stickney 2022-03-25 05:00:00Z 0

Angel Flight South Central Texas

 
What is the best kept secret in Texas? Angel Flight South Central is the answer.
Many thanks to Jim Daniell, who is the wing leader of Texas South Wing, for speaking at our club today. Jim informed the club of how Angel Flight gives people free flights for humanitarian needs.  All of the flights are paid for and flow by the pilot members of AFSC.  The majority of the flights are for cancer patients being transported for treatments. Jim is in the left photo and in the right photo is club president elect Jack Estes, Jim Daniell and Ken Stickney a past board member of Angel Flight West.
Angel Flight South Central Texas Ken Stickney 2022-03-18 05:00:00Z 0
Boerne Rotary Remembers a founder Ken Stickney 2022-03-11 06:00:00Z 0

100 Percent Paul Harris Membership

 
Chris Taylor was presented with his Paul Harris Fellowship certificate from Club Chairmen John Peterson.  The Boerne Rotary Club now has 100 percent of it's members are Paul Harris Fellows.
100 Percent Paul Harris Membership Ken Stickney 2022-03-04 06:00:00Z 0

Not your ordinary Chamber of Commerce

 
Kim Blohm goes to great lengths to help the Boerne Chamber members and the the Boerne community. Our Rotary club learned many of the new strategies Kim is implementing to grow local businesses.
Not your ordinary Chamber of Commerce Ken Stickney 2022-03-04 06:00:00Z 0

Where to get help in Kendall

Paul Giguere discussed with our club how information about what resources are within Kendall County to assist people in need.
Where to get help in Kendall Ken Stickney 2022-02-25 06:00:00Z 0

Latest Paul Harris Fellow members

Club president Leigh Owen congratulates our clubs newest members of the Paul Harris Fellowship. Dr Tom Price, Lisa Parks and Cali Redd were presented with their awards by our Paul Harris club chairmen (Papa) John Peterson.
Latest Paul Harris Fellow members Ken Stickney 2022-02-18 06:00:00Z 0

Walking tour of Kronkosky Place

Olivia Burdick gave our club a walking tour of the Kronkosky Place at todays meeting. Members felt like we were on a field trip from school.  The club members were happy to be back to our new regular meeting location.
Walking tour of Kronkosky Place Ken Stickney 2022-02-11 06:00:00Z 0

Texas Heart and Soul

 
Monty Chamberlain gave a wonderful heart warming speech today, as he describe the success of businesses hiring handicapped people in service industries. His research and personal experience found not only was this a successful program for the new employee, but the businesses were so surprised at the success, many of them hired several more people through this program.
Texas Heart and Soul Ken Stickney 2022-01-28 06:00:00Z 0

We Won!

 
I am pleased to congratulate every Member of the Rotary Club of Boerne for winning 2022 Nonprofit of the Year by the Greater Boerne Chamber of Commerce at their annual awards gala celebration last night.
 
We were surprised and delighted to represent this amazing Club and have so many Rotarians there to celebrate with us. We want to especially thank Jessica Johnson for her tremendous leadership in the Boerne Strong campaign and every Member who donated, shared and supported. You have helped elevate our Club to this level.
 
Congratulations and cheers to each of you!
 
Leigh Owen
Boerne Rotary Club President 
We Won! Ken Stickney 2022-01-23 06:00:00Z 0

Help Texas Gather Nature Data

Craig Hensley is the Texas Nature Trackers Biologist with the TPWD Wildlife Diversity Team. Craig showed us how everyone can help Texas gather information about what is going on with the nature around us by using the iNaturalist app on your phone.  Down load it and take pictures in your back yard or in a hike.
 
Help Texas Gather Nature Data Ken Stickney 2022-01-21 06:00:00Z 0

Projected Growth of Boerne ISD 

Rich Sena of Boerne ISD gave an excellent presentation of how our highly acclaimed school district is doing today and in the future.  After a review of challenges COVID-19 caused major changes in 2020 our schools got back to the business of educating the students in person.  In future is good planning and growth management as our community grows.  The Boerne Rotary club wants to thank Mr Sena for taking the time to educate our members on the inner workings of ISD.
Projected Growth of Boerne ISD Ken Stickney 2021-12-17 06:00:00Z 0

Gifts of Peanut Butter

 

Club executive, Andrew Voiles presents Kathy Bandujo, from Blessing in a Backpack, with additional jars of peanut butter.  Our club collects jars of peanut butter every first Friday to give to Blessings in a Backpack group. They provide weekend and holiday meals and snacks for kids in BISD who are in the free and reduced meal program. Peanut butter is what they need most.

Gifts of Peanut Butter 2021-11-13 06:00:00Z 0

Boerne Rotary and GVTC Working Together

After collecting 400 turkey pans for the GVTC Giveback Project, Commissioner Christina, past club president Gavin and club president Leigh deliver them to Representatives from GVTC Chris Freddy and Stephen Hays.

Boerne Rotary and GVTC Working Together 2021-11-13 06:00:00Z 0

Sustained Giving

Leigh thanks Steve Driskill, 6 time Paul Harris Fellow, along Phil Beauchamp and Lynn Lang, both 3 time Paul Harris Fellows, for their commitment to sustained giving to the Rotary Foundation. John Peterson presented the awards. 
Sustained Giving Ken Stickney 2021-11-12 06:00:00Z 0

New member of the Paul Harris Fellowship

Boerne Rotary Club President, Leigh Owen, Foundation Chair John Peterson, congratulate Commissioner Christina Bergmann for becoming the club’s newest Paul Harris Fellow.
New member of the Paul Harris Fellowship Ken Stickney 2021-11-12 06:00:00Z 0

Thank you for your service 


Our beloved Papa John, the patriarch of the Boerne Rotary Club, read a wonderful story of what is a veteran in celebration of Veterans Day. 
Thank you for your service Ken Stickney 2021-11-12 06:00:00Z 0

Happy Veterans Day


 
The Boerne Rotary Club proudly puts out our countries flag, old glory, 11 days a year for all of the Boerne TX business who have a subscription to our fund raiser. We use these funds to help our community kids go to college and become part of our community as it grows.
Happy Veterans Day Ken Stickney 2021-11-11 06:00:00Z 0

Thank you Laura Anderson

 
Boerne Rotary Club wants to thank Laura Anderson for taking the time to speak at our club today. Laura has given many years in community service in her career with SAPD, but she is still at it with her service in the 100 club of Kendall County.  We are grateful to our first responders and are happy to support their families.
Thank you Laura Anderson Ken Stickney 2021-11-05 05:00:00Z 0
Arbor Day Tree Planting Ken Stickney 2021-11-02 05:00:00Z 0

Continue Giving

 
We are off to a great start!  Please remember to bring in Turkey pans and bed sheet next week.
Continue Giving Ken Stickney 2021-10-30 05:00:00Z 0

Dickens on Main

 
We want to thank Mary Woods from the city of Boerne for visiting our club today to discuss Dickens on Main.  This year is going to be better than ever as the city and business leaders have expanded the events to four weekends.
Dickens on Main Ken Stickney 2021-10-29 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Port Isabel visits Ken Stickney 2021-10-22 05:00:00Z 0

Community Service Reminder

Our Club to partner again with the GVTC Foundation to provide support for their Thanksgiving Giveback Project providing over 400 meals to area families this Thanksgiving. They are asking us to provide donations of foil turkey pans this year.
 
In addition, please bring a Donation of twin sheet sets for RMYA.
 
Deadline is Nov 12th club meeting.
Community Service Reminder Ken Stickney 2021-10-18 05:00:00Z 0
Cindy Gidden from on San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Ken Stickney 2021-10-15 05:00:00Z 0

Thank you Raymond Lundaford

 
Boerne Rotary Club president Leigh Owen thanks Raymond Lundsford for speaking at our Rotary club at our weekly lunch meeting. Raymond spoke to our members about their journey into the restaurant business and the history of the Dienger Trading Company building here on main street.  As a thank you our club will donate the book in the photo to the Boerne library in Raymond’s name.
Thank you Raymond Lundaford Ken Stickney 2021-10-01 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary District Governor Kristy Vandenberg Ken Stickney 2021-09-16 05:00:00Z 0

Helping Boerne Seniors

Boerne Rotary Club Giving back to Boerne in a cool way
The Boerne Rotary Club purchased 20 fans for seniors in need of cooling off in the summer heat.
 
Working through the Kronkosky Place senior center, the club members assembled the fans they had purchased.
 
The senior center notifies seniors within the community the Rotary fans are available if a little extra cooling is needed.
Helping Boerne Seniors Ken Stickney 2021-08-06 05:00:00Z 0

Congrats Leigh!  

It's not every day that you receive your Paul Harris recognition from the District Governor.
Congrats Leigh! 2019-09-27 05:00:00Z 0
Thanks to our Speakers 2018-11-13 06:00:00Z 0

Tree Planting at Boerne City Lake Park

What a gorgeous day to plant some trees. Thank you so much Amy and Tyler at Burkett Arbor Care for the trees, the City of Boerne, Texas - City Hall and the members of the Rotary Club of Boerne!

Tree Planting at Boerne City Lake Park Andrew Voiles 2018-11-06 06:00:00Z 0
Murder Mystery Dinner 2018-10-26 05:00:00Z 0

Welcome New Members! 

Very thrilled to have both Steve Stewart and Mark Stahl as new Rotarians today! Welcome to Boerne Noon Rotary Club! 
Welcome New Members! 2016-11-18 00:00:00Z 0

New floating fishing pier at Joshua Springs Park by Our Club

  
Members of our club assembled the new floating fishing pier that we purchased with the County at Joshua Springs Park the first weekend in May. This was the culmination of a years worth of work and cooperation with Kendall County. We wanted to provide something to the community that citizens will enjoy for years to come. Special thanks to Mike Arthur, our community Service chair, and his team for working together to provide a great experience of giving back to our community.
New floating fishing pier at Joshua Springs Park by Our Club 2015-04-14 00:00:00Z 0
BHS Interact ran our meeting recently. What a great group of leaders. 2015-04-14 00:00:00Z 0
Gavin Grosenbacher is inducted to Rotary. Welcome to the club Gavin! 2015-04-14 00:00:00Z 0
County Attorney and Rotarian Don Allee shows off his grandson Donny Olmos 2015-04-14 00:00:00Z 0

ROTC in Boerne

Major Steven D. Laughery, USAF (ret.), recently spoke to us about the Boerne Air Force Junior ROTC Program. This is a great program. If you would like more information just contact us and we will point you in the right direction.
ROTC in Boerne 2015-02-20 00:00:00Z 0
Laughter is the best medicine! 2015-02-20 00:00:00Z 0
Jessica Johnson receives her permanent badge. 2015-02-20 00:00:00Z 0

Bryan D'Spain helps us bridge the Millennial gap.

Bryan D'Spain, of Broadway Bank Boerne, spoke to our club about the difference between the ages and how to relate to each. It was great to have such a comprehensive look at how to relate to those younger and older than ourselves.
Bryan D'Spain helps us bridge the Millennial gap. 2015-02-20 00:00:00Z 0

Kyle Kirl spoke to us about business development and contract negotioations

Kyle Kirl, Consultant Sales and Marketing, has over 22 years of experience with multiple consumer packaged goods businesses at ConAgra where he has held senior leadership positions in General Management and National Sales and Marketing.  He has a profitable growth orientation that has translated into success throughout his career across multiple channels and customers. Mr. Kirl holds a Bachelor of Arts in PR and Business Administration from Illinois State University.  Working with clients, Mr. Kirl has been instrumental in enhancing the sales and marketing strategy as well as working on business development opportunities and contract negotiations with key customers.
Kyle Kirl spoke to us about business development and contract negotioations 2015-02-20 00:00:00Z 0

Casino Night Success!

Casino Night was a great time for everyone as folks came out to game and fellowship while supporting our great organization. Thank you to all who came out to support our club and our causes.
Casino Night Success! 2015-01-23 00:00:00Z 0

Breakfast with Santa

Posted by Steve Driskill on Dec 09, 2014

We had a great Breakfast with Santa event this year at the Kendall Elementary School.

The kids were treated to breakfast, songs, face painting, cookie decorations and presents from Santa himself!

We had a great time serving our community and thank everyone who made this event possible for underprivileged children in our area.Image 

Breakfast with Santa Steve Driskill 2014-12-10 00:00:00Z 0
This week at Rotary Steve Driskill 2014-10-02 00:00:00Z 0

PERCEPTION VS. REALITY: CLUB EVALUATION AND VISIONING

Posted by Steve Driskill on Oct 01, 2014
Rotary International is pleased to present part two in this four-part webinar series to support clubs and districts as they work to strengthen their membership. This series will highlight different strategies, best practices, and Rotary resources available to help clubs and districts, using real-life examples from Rotary members and RI Staff.
PERCEPTION VS. REALITY: CLUB EVALUATION AND VISIONING Steve Driskill 2014-10-02 00:00:00Z 0

Upcoming Holiday Dates

Posted by Cecil Albrecht on Oct 01, 2014

October 24th, we will not meet at noon, but we will have a Halloween Party that evening at Steve & Jimi Driskill's, 346 Skyland Dr.  So get your costumes planned now!  There will be a prize or two for the best ones.

November 28th - No Meeting in observance of Thanksgiving.

December 26th - No meeting in observance of Christmas

January 2nd - No meeting in observance of New Year's

Upcoming Holiday Dates Cecil Albrecht 2014-10-02 00:00:00Z 0

Dillon Snell turns 90!

Posted by Steve Driskill on Aug 15, 2014

ImageHappy Birthday to Dillon Snell!

Dillon has been a Rotarian in our club for decades and he literally wrote the book on the foreign exchange for Rotary. We were all very excited to have him come to our club assembly where the club presented him with a check for $1,000 to the Rotary International Foundation in his honor.

Dillon also brought his Daughter Ann, nephew Norman and former exchange student to our club from 1980, Marion from South Africa. 

Dillon Snell turns 90! Steve Driskill 2014-08-16 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Awareness at the Boerne Christmas Parade

Posted by Steve Driskill

We had our first parade float in a very long time this year at the Boerne Christmas Parade. It was a fun evening and we got to wave and say hi to thousands of people. If you are interested in learning more about our club, click on any of the director's email addresses on the left hand side of this home page and send us an email. We would love to have you visit our club as our guest!Image

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PaPa John

Posted by Steve Driskill

Centennial District Governor John Peterson, better known as "PaPa John" at Kendall Elementary School, takes his duty very seriously by attending every Knighting and EarlyAct meeting. Please join him sometime and see the good work our club is accomplishing.

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Astrid Detry, exchange student from Belgium

Posted by Steve Driskill

Astrid Detry was our speaker this week. She educated the club about her country and hometown. If you and your family are going to do something fun, please, give Astrid a call and take her along. Great job this week Astrid! We are glad you're here.Image

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Our first ever Heart of Rotary award reciepient, Justin Davis

Posted by Steve Driskill

We were proud to honor Justin Davis, with HEB, as our first ever Heart of Rotary award winner. This is an award to honor non-rotarians in the community that exemplify the characteristics of a Rotarian. Congratulations Justin!Image

Our first ever Heart of Rotary award reciepient, Justin Davis Steve Driskill 0

Welcome to the club, David

Posted by Steve Driskill

David McGovern was inducted as a new member this week. If you see David around, please welcome him in.Image

Welcome to the club, David Steve Driskill 0